Raiders mailbag: On the futures of Derek Carr, Tom Cable and more

first_imgWelcome to the Week 13 mailbag. God bless those of you who are still reading these with your team at 2-9.Several of you asked if/when Jon Gruden will fire offensive line coach Tom Cable and if quarterback Derek Carr will be back next season. I condensed those answers to one question, so apologies to those who asked about Cable and/or Carr who don’t see their names.Without further ado, let’s get rolling. @jsmk20raiders: Should the Raiders ask Carr to take a pay cut? He currently …last_img read more

New products available for treating spider mites

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With continued dry weather, the pest we’ve been getting the most calls about is the spider mite. This is just a reminder that vigilant scouting for this pest is a good idea right now.It is also important to re-scout five days after treatment because many products will not kill the eggs, and populations can resurge. Any necessary follow-up treatment should be made with a product with a different mode of action to reduce resistance development. So, for example, if you used something with bifenthrin the first time, you might switch to Lorsban the second time, or vice versa.There are two miticides that are newly labeled for spider mite management in soybean and/or some types of corn: Agri-Mek from Sygenta and Zeal from Valent. We at OSU have not tested these products yet, but are currently running trials with both of them in northwestern Ohio.Economic thresholds based on the number of mites per plant have not been established for spider mites on soybeans. However, a scheme for evaluating an infested field based on observations of the presence of mite and feeding injury has been developed. In making an assessment of a spider mite infested field, it is important that one recognize the early signs of mite feeding, which is the stippling or speckled effect that initially appears on the foliage when foliage is still green. In addition, it is essential that one use a good hand lens to view relative abundance of mites in egg, nymph, and adult stages. The following is a system that can be used to assess a field and determine the need for taking action.Mites are barely detected on underside of leaves in dry locations or on edges of fields. Injury is barely detected. Non-economic population; do nothing.Easily detected on underside of leaves along edges of fields or perhaps on leaves in dry areas throughout field. Most foliage is still green, but yellow stippling caused by mite feeding is becoming detectable on upper side of leaves with the underside showing mite feeding. Still non-economic; warrants close monitoring.Many plants are infested when examined closely, with plants showing varying degrees of stippling. Possibly some speckling and discoloration of some of the leaves. These plants may be limited to field edges, but also might be found throughout field. Field edges might be showing signs of injury. Economic population developing; rescue treatment warranted. Consider entire field spray if mites are common throughout field.All plants in area, whether along field edge or within field, are heavily infested. Plants are discolored with wilted leaves, usually obvious from a distance. Severe injury occurring. Economic population; rescue treatment will save field.last_img read more

Province of Alberta celebrates Métis week remember Louis Riel

first_imgChris Stewart APTN National NewsAcross Alberta people are celebrating Métis week.In Edmonton, the Alberta government and Métis leaders remembered the achievements and the sacrifice Louis Riel made for his [email protected]last_img

After first loss OSU womens soccer looks to get back on track

OSU freshman midfielder Arden Holden (5) passes the ball during a game against Bucknell on Sept. 13 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 2-0. Credit: Carlee Frank / For The LanternBig Ten conference play is set to begin in Columbus on Thursday evening as the No. 20 Ohio State women’s soccer team is scheduled to host the Minnesota Gophers at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. On Sunday afternoon, the Buckeyes are slated to take on the Wisconsin Badgers in game two of Big Ten play.The Buckeyes enter Thursday’s tilt at 5-1-1 on the season.OSU suffered its first loss of the season last weekend to West Virginia, but junior forward Nichelle Prince said she thinks the loss to the Mountaineers was a learning lesson for the team as it prepares to tackle the second half of its season.“I think it just made us realize that we still have a lot to work on,” Prince said. “We did have a good out-of-conference season but there is still a lot we need to do if we want to become Big Ten Champions and make it far into NCAAs.”Walker also said that, despite having just one loss, it is clear that the team has work to do.“There is a fine line in encouraging your players to be decision-makers and also getting them to play in symphony,” Walker said.The team’s strong start has come despite suffering a few injuries, but OSU coach Lori Walker said the Scarlet and Gray were prepared to handle those type of setbacks. “Any time a player gets injured it certainly changes your dynamic,” Walker said. “It’s one of those things we talk about in preseason, is that the starting line up at the beginning of the year, is never going to be the same at the end of the year. We try and get our players to think in those terms, and know they are always one ankle sprain away from having a role change. You just roll with it at this point in the season.”Walker said that with conference play now starting, the team will “reset” itself after seven hard-fought matches to start 2015.“Our record right now in the conference is 0-0-0, and so we’re perfect and that’s awesome,” she said. “We want to go into the conference play with that mentality of just getting after it with a clean slate.”Although the Buckeyes have a clean slate, Walker knows it might not stay that way for long due to the quality of teams in their conference. “There’s never an easy game in the Big Ten, and it becomes a real grind,” she said. “Just taking them one at a time as they come, and every team presents a different set of problems and we just have to be ready to play chess.”The Buckeyes are 4-1-0 at home and look to keep that success at home against the Gophers and Badgers.For that to continue, Walker said it will depend on the team’s attention to detail.“The little details add up to the big ones. Soccer is a thinking woman’s game and we want our players to be able to dissect what is the team doing, but while they’re doing that they can’t lose track of what the littlest details are,” she said.The Buckeyes and the Gophers are set to square off at 7:30 p.m., while the Badgers are scheduled to come to town for a noon match. read more

Rev Conrad Howell body found Police investigate

first_img Husband arrested for murder in Long Island, Bahamas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Sept 2015 – It was a dark day in TCI as the worst had been confirmed to Magnetic Media by a close relative. Nationally acclaimed, son of the soil, Rev Dr. Conrad Howell’s body was found near his home.Prayers continue to be requested for his very young children, his wife and relatives who like the rest of the country are confounded by this outrageous crime. And it is a crime; one resident and friend told Magnetic Media; however police have not ruled it a homicide. For those who know and love the man known for his infectious laughter and huge heart for people, this is a magnanimous loss. Inexplicable….With the help of a cadaver dog, Rev Howell was found Saturday morning.Teams assembled in impressive numbers that gloomy morning to assist in the search for Rev. Howell.This matter has once again and already ignited a fresh debate on crime in the country. It is a conversation we sadly will no longer hear Rev Howell marshal as he would have done in one of his many forums including ‘On Your Mind’ on PTV and ‘Expressions’ which aired on Radio Turks and Caicos…You are already missed Rev! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:body, conrad howell, crime, found Recommended for you TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recorded Nationwide manhunt launched after shooting victim dieslast_img read more